If the ANC focuses on implementing its policies, thereby improving the lives of the disenfranchised, the party will curb its electoral decline.
This is the view of newly elected ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Siboniso Duma.
He spoke to TimesLIVE at the party’s sixth policy conference at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.
Reflecting on policy discussions under way there, Duma said the consensus among delegates was that there was an urgent need to implement party policies.
“To implement the good policies taken by the ANC — on land, the establishment of the state bank, in ensuring we don't dismantle state-owned enterprises but resuscitate them and revive them to create a proper developmental state — that is what we are agreeing upon.
“To revive the ANC, build stronger branches that are able to be regarded as the agents of change that can take hegemony on the ground,” Duma said.